Technician Scientist Apprenticeship

Scymaris Ltd
Brixham Laboratory, Freshwater Quarry, Brixham, TQ5 8BA
£320.00 - £360.00 per week
13 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Key accountabilities and responsibilities within the role:
  • Undertaking a number of laboratory tasks, operations and practices to support the performance of specific projects and tasks
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), maintaining accurate and up to date records
  • Assist with ensuring sample receipt and cataloguing is managed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Routine calibration of laboratory instruments - pH meters, dissolved oxygen (DO) meters and balances
  • Operation of laboratory equipment including calibrating equipment; preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, maintaining equipment inventories
  • Study work: preparing test vessels and matrices prior to study start; performing analysis during a study; dismantling and clearing up at study termination
  • To support a positive culture of safety to help the laboratory meet all health and safety requirements; including helping with laboratory stewardship to ensure the laboratory is kept clean and tidy and stocked with clean laboratory equipment
  • Contribute to the success of projects by delivering results on time, to the highest possible standard, proactively engaging with colleagues where appropriate
  • A flexible working style is imperative, and the job holder will be expected to work closely with their supervisor and other team members to deliver projects where priorities can change
  • This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate that has a genuine interest in Science

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of chemistry practical work e.g. titrations, standard preparation, GCSE or A-level practical work
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive, can-do attitude with desire to learn new skills
  • An ability to foster a sense of awareness about the tasks being performed and the willingness to proactively ask questions and ensure an optimum outcome for the work at hand
  • Is comfortable working independently and as part of a close knit and collaborative team
  • Enthusiasm in science with a motivation of making contributions in a multi-discipline team environment

Desired qualifications

Relevant A-levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification in Science. In addition, GCSE's A*-C/9-4 or equivalent in English and maths.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the level 5, you can then progress on to the level 6.